In the heat of the summer, Mountain Brook Village merchants will open their doors and fill the sidewalks for the annual Market Day.
The European-style tent sale, in its 17th year, gives village businesses a chance to open their doors to customers new and old and offer them sales and other opportunities. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 21.
At this year’s sale, ARC Realty Gallery Brokers will open the doors at its office on Cahaba Road, which opened earlier this year, and invite guests to see its special gallery space, which currently is featuring artwork from Studio By the Tracks.
The works of art that will be on display have been created by the students of the studio’s free classes for adults with autism spectrum disorder. For each piece sold, the artist receives 60 percent of the purchase price.
“One of the main objectives of opening our new space this year in Mountain Brook Village was so that Arc Realty could support the surrounding communities that we do business with,” said Susan Fitzgibbon, Gallery Brokers CFO and Realtor. “Our name itself, Gallery Brokers, was created also to promote art, which is often such a beautiful and personal part of the homes we help our clients buy and sell.”
The office offers its two-walled gallery space to local artists free of charge. It recently has promoted Riverwoods art, a local mother and daughter team, and Sharon Brown of The Beverly McNeil Gallery.
Having been a devoted supporter of Studio By the Tracks since she was introduced to it five years ago at its annual Holiday Show, Fitzgibbon said she has been waiting for the perfect time to offer the office’s gallery space to the organization.
“I love the way SBTT provides a welcoming and encouraging space for their students to express their creativity and how proceeds are shared with the artists,” she said. “Market Day seemed the perfect time for Gallery Brokers to help the art and artists to get exposure.”
For more information, visit mtnbrookchamber.org.